Germany -Doctors report mental stress due to long hours and work pressure -November 06, 2015

The Marburger Bond doctors union found that an overwhelming share of its member suffer from stress due to excessive working hours. A survey of its 4000 members showed 59% reported frequent mental stress, 69% having too little time to treat patients and 72% said their own health was negatively affected by the job. The doctors point to excessive working hour limits, shift work and under staffing as causes of the stress.


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